Disability Africa

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Registered address
Albany House 6-8 Woodbridge Meadows,
Guildford,Surrey
GU1 1BA

Phone
01483 538681

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Charity number
1172163

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Disabled children and young people in Africa are some of the most disadvantaged and vulnerable people on our planet. This is primarily due to the strength of the stigma that surrounds disability in many African cultures. Deeply engrained negative traditional beliefs mean that disabled children are frequently seen, sometimes even by their own parents, as cursed or less than human. The result of these attitudes is that disabled children experience isolation. They may not be known to the world outside of their homes, confined to single rooms, left behind. They suffer comprehensive deprivation of social interaction, exclusion from education, lack access to the most basic medical care and are even deprived of food. 

Disability Africa is a small UK-based charity that works to improve outcomes for disabled children in African countries. We were founded in 2011 and we are already working in four countries – The Gambia, Zambia, Kenya and Sierra Leone. We aim to provide services to meet the urgent needs of disabled young people and their families, offering free medical and social care and opportunities to access education. Alongside this, we work to dismantle the traditional barriers and prejudices that prevent the inclusion of these young people at home, in education and in the community, in order to achieve future acceptance and equity for disabled young people. 

To find out more about how we do this please visit our website 

www.disability-africa.org 

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